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  • AS HEARD IN COURT AUG - SEPT 1, 2023

    PEOPLE V. KENNETH MICHAEL FREDRICKSON - Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 666.5(a), Automobile Theft with Prior Vehicle Thefts with a Strike Prior. Defendant was sentenced to 4 years prison. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Deputies Lemmon, Rasmussen, and Gonzalez.

    PEOPLE V. DAVE RAYMOND CAMPBELL - Defendant was previously convicted of a felony violation of 273.5(a), Corporal Injury to Dating Relationship and was found in violation of probation for the 9th time. Defendant was sentenced to 3 years prison and probation was terminated. This case was prosecuted by DDA Coffey with assistance from Glenn County Probation Officer Pfyl.

  • AS HEARD IN COURT JULY 7, 2023

    PAROLE DENIED!

    PEOPLE V. ELLESBURY, CLARENCE - In 1992, Inmate Clarence Vern Ellesbury was convicted of Penal Code section 187, Second-Degree Murder for killing his wife. The murder occurred when Ellesbury learned his wife had been unfaithful to him and he responded by strangling her to death with his bare hands. Ellesbury then packed her deceased body and her children into the car and drove to a remote location to dump her body. Please see the attached 1991 Press Release photo for more information on the facts of the case.

    The Glenn County Sheriff's Office then Detective Buxton and then Officer Randall (who later became mayor of Orland, California later arrested Ellesbury when he attempted to return to his wife’s body with plans to conceal/dispose of it further in order to cover up his crimes.

    This case was originally prosecuted by DA Bob Holzapfel. Inmate Ellesbury was sentenced to 15 years to life. The parole board has twice previously granted Inmate Ellesbury parole. However, in both instances the Governor reviewed those decisions and overrode them, keeping the inmate in prison. A primary reason for a denial is that this Inmate continued to pose an unreasonable risk to the public.

     

    On June 28, 2023, a subsequent parole hearing was held for Inmate Ellesbury at San Quentin. DDA Coffey attended the hearing on behalf of the Glenn County District Attorney’s Office to argue against the Inmate’s release on parole. After nearly 2 hours of testimony and deliberations, the Parole Board voted to DENY Inmate Ellesbury’s parole for 3 years.

     

  • AS HEARD IN COURT JUNE 9, 2023

    PEOPLE V. MICHAEL ABEL-Defendant was previously convicted of felony violations of Penal Code section 459, First Degree Burglary and 211, Robbery, 22210, Possession of a Billy Club, and misdemeanor violation of 496(a), Possession of Stolen Property and was found in violation of probation for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd time. Defendant was sentenced to 5 years 8 months state prison. This case was prosecuted by DDA Coffey with assistance from Glenn County Probation Officer Gray.

  • AS HEARD IN COURT JUNE 2, 2023

    PEOPLE V. COLTON SMITH - Defendant was previously convicted of NINE different felony violations of theft including Vehicle Code section 10851, Auto Theft, 594, Vandalism, and 12022.1, Committing New Felonies While Out on Own Recognizance and was found in violation of probation. Defendant was sentenced to 10 years prison including two consecutive cases in Shasta and Yolo that were resentenced. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Probation Officer Gray, Orland Police Department Officers Andrade and Lowery and Sgt. Cessna, and CHP Willows Officers Roach, Baxter, Murphy, and Ollar. 

  • AS HEARD IN COURT MAY 12, 2023

    PEOPLE V. SHAWN DEARING – Defendant was previously convicted of felony violation of Penal Code section 211, Robbery, 273.5(f), Corporal Injury with a Prior DV, 136.1, Intimidation of a Witness, and 1320.5, Failure to Appear on a Felony Case and was found in violation of probation for the 1st time. Defendant was sentenced to 5 years 8 months state prison and probation was terminated. This case was prosecuted by DDA Coffey with assistance from Glenn County Probation Officer Pfyl.

     

  • AS HEARD IN COURT APRIL 21, 2023

    AS HEARD IN COURT APRIL 21, 2023

    PEOPLE V. TYLER JAMES LOPEZ – Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 220(a)(1), Sexual Assault in Concert with Special Allegation 12022.53, Use of a Firearm, 245(a)(3), Assault with a Deadly Weapon Machinegun. Defendant was sentenced to 28 years state prison. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from Glenn County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Johnsen and Detective Lopeteguy. The Co-Defendant on this case was Anna Brown, who was sentenced to 2 life sentences plus 12 years in state prison last month.

  • AS HEARD IN COURT FEBRUARY 17, 2023

    AS HEARD IN COURT FEBRUARY 17, 2023

    PEOPLE V. STANLEY SCOTT GRUNDY – Defendant was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code section 192(a)/193(a), Voluntary Manslaughter with special enhancement, 12022.5(a), Personal Use of a Firearm. Defendant was sentenced to the maximum sentence the law allows to 21 years state prison. This case was prosecuted by ADA Neumann with assistance from retired DDA Vacek, CHP - Willows Officer Cushman, and Glenn County Sheriff's Office Detectives Lopeteguy and Barnes, Deputy Thompson, and Sergeant Felton, FBI Agent Wales, DA Chief Investigator Knight, and Victim Witness Advocate White.

    This incident occurred on or about March 8, 2019, Defendants Stanley Scott Grundy, Lane Cleo Walker, and John Cornelis Poldervaart were with now deceased Michael Paul Oliveira at Oliveira’s residence to confront victim, Brandon Dawson. A confrontation ensued with a four-on-one fight where Defendants Grundy, Walker, and Poldervaart joined Oliveira to beat victim Dawson into submission, subsequently handcuffing his hands and zip tying his feet. Dawson was driven to Willows by Grundy in Grundy’s van with Walker and Poldervaart as passengers. Oliveira was following in a separate vehicle, Dawson’s BMW. In Willows, Oliveira and Poldervaart left the area together leaving Grundy and Walker with Dawson in Grundy’s van. Grundy and Walker drove Dawson approximately an hour and 20 minutes away from Willows to a location in the foothills of Colusa County where Grundy personally used a firearm to shoot Dawson in the head, causing Dawson’s death. Grundy and Walker burned Dawson’s body and then left the scene. Grundy then returned to the homicide crime scene later in the evening with co-Defendant Clayton Shane Humphrey to bury the body and remove the handcuffs. Grundy and Humphrey purchased a Dremel tool and a shovel from Walmart in Willows to remove the handcuffs, but were unable to do so with these tools. Humphrey used a knife and shovel to remove the handcuffs from Dawson’s body by removing Dawson’s hands from his deceased body. Grundy and Humphrey buried Dawson’s body in a shallow grave in the foothills of Colusa County. Without the cooperation of witnesses who provided critical information to law enforcement, this case could not have been solved and prosecuted. Our offices expresses condolences to the Dawson and Skidmore family for the loss of Brandon Dawson.